For those interested in the GA voting law and want to come to your own conclusions based on the facts, here is the legislative language as passed by the Georgia Senate.
The politicians on both sides and the media can use talking points to create a narrative, and they have every right to do so, but they can't create their own set of facts. If you compare the new law to those in place for other states both sides of this debate might be surprised. Jim Angleton,the first Director of CIA’s CounterIntelligence used to say to me and others, “things in life are rarely as they appear.”
I would be willing to bet one dollar that Rob Manfred did not read the law before making his decision. Had he read the full text, he may or may not have made the same decision. I think he probably, like most of us, relied on subjective analysis of a 3rd party's cursory scan of the law
My guess is that Manfred has the unilateral authority to decide where the All Star game is played, but not to tell teams that they have to relocate or toss them out of the sport. If that authority rested anywhere, it would be with a vote of the owners. The owners would never agree to force a fellow owner to move or not be scheduled for something like this because it could be turned on them.
I don't think the owners of the Mets and Yankees would force the Braves to move because the voters of Georgia voted for officials who enacted a law they thought was heinous, since those owners also know that the voters of New York voted for an official who has done some things the other owners might also consider heinous
The move itself does not bother me. It has been many years since I watched or cared about the MLB All-Star game. However, this seems like a knee-jerk move to try to be politically correct. Do the people Georgia get to decide anything for themselves? As others have asked, do people bother to read the law before protesting?
When I was a kid, I really liked the All Star game. No interleague play. One national televised game a week that alternated between AL and NL. The All Star game might be the only time I'd see a Hank Aaron on TV.
Now, I have way more chances to see future HoF'ers on TV and most of them at some point will make a stop in my local ball park to see in person. The All Star game just isn't the rare opportunity to see all stars that it once was
Mr. Aaron is looking down from Heaven quite happy that the All Star game has been moved out of Atlanta at this time.To hold the game in Atlanta under these circumstances would have been a desecration of his name and legacy as a leading advocate for civil rights for ALL people. He will be honored at this year's All Star game in a more appropriate setting.
Mr. Aaron is looking down from Heaven quite happy that the All Star game has been moved out of Atlanta at this time.To hold the game in Atlanta under these circumstances would have been a desecration of his name and legacy as a leading advocate for civil rights for all people. He will be honored at this year's All Star game in a more appropriate setting.
I think he is pleased the country is addressing equality and voting rights. Having read the bill a couple of times I think he would find most steps taken by the people of Georgia to improve the voting opportunities and encourage all Americans to exercise their right to vote as a positive movement. With that said, like all federal, state and local legislative and regulatory initiatives it is far from a masterpiece.
There are simple solutions that would work for everybody, but that would take the politics out of politics.
And, baseball? The Mets have not been able to play a game yet. And the Yankees , same old, same old - hit a home run or strike out. I do not understand analytics. Are there any other baseball teams west of the Hudson or north of the Bronx? Admittedly, this is a feeble attempt to veer the discussion away from inflammatory rhetoric.
It is Opening Day and there will be (some) fans in the seats. I'm sorry to say that I think that this is going to be a Yankees year.
George Will published his annual near impossible quiz yesterday. I was reasonably pleased to get 19 right. I think that is better than have done any other year. A player who was later associated with HC baseball for 40 years is a potential answer to one question.
And, baseball? The Mets have not been able to play a game yet. And the Yankees , same old, same old - hit a home run or strike out. I do not understand analytics. Are there any other baseball teams west east of the Hudson or north of the Bronx? Admittedly, this is a feeble attempt to veer the discussion away from inflammatory rhetoric.
I think my strikeout is what you meant to say.
And, as a fan of the team that would fit that description, apparently the answer to that is "not any more".
Post by Wormtown Railers Fan on Apr 5, 2021 22:39:17 GMT -5
Will those that applaud the change of venue for the all star game advocate for a boycott of the Olympics in China? I’m sure the oppression and cruelty in China far outweigh the new voting law in Georgia.